Thursday, December 29, 2011

Life on the Hobby Farm

10 new lambs so far. Probably going to double that before the birthin' season is over. Yes, it's early for lambs, but doesn't it make you think spring is just around the corner?!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope you're all having fun this holiday season! 2012 is just around the corner! Can you believe it?!
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Thursday, December 08, 2011

How are you today?

Doing ok. How are you?

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Filtering Example


I didn't take this picture, either Ivan or my my son-in-law did. It's an abandoned structure in a mountain town not far from here. It's a fun picture. I love seeing old ruins. The basic picture is fine although it lacks a bit of focus. Are we supposed to look at the mountainside or the ruin?
With the filtered photo, the mountainside is obscured and the softened edges draw your eyes toward the architectural ruins. The texture adds hints of age and added interest.
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Filtering Photos

This is a buffalo photo from Yellowstone that I took earlier this year. It's ~ok~, but nothing fab.

This is the same photo, on filters. Again, nothing fabulous -- fabulous, but the filtering gives the simple photo some je ne sais quoi. And some mystery in the details. Well, at least for me it does.
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Photo Philters

I've been playing with more Photoshop filters in my spare time. A great time waster if you can get it.
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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Do you believe in a supreme being (god for example)? If not, do you believe that people are brainwashed (in other words; can't think for themselves)?

No, I don't believe in an all knowing, all powerful supreme being.

Nor do I believe the faithful are brainwashed. Most people simply choose to believe what they are taught growing up. The negative connotation of "brainwashing" isn't really applicable to most believers unless you choose to believe that cultural education of any kind be considered "brainwashing."

I think it's also a bit shortsighted to think that religious people are brainwashed. I think a lot of people struggle, examine and still choose to follow a particular religion. To me, it's just one of those things that we can't prove nor disprove. Unfortunately, for a lot of religions, they see non-believers as being bad, immoral, hell-bound people. I just see believers as being people who choose to believe something I don't.

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Don't be shy.

Ok.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Do you believe in angels? If so, do you believe that they actually have wings like human portray them to have?

No, I don't believe they exist, but the idea of them is intriguing. I like the romanticised idea of wings, too.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Halloween Over...now...this...



Halloween is over. Phew. One of my favorite holidays, to be sure, but for some reason all the work (Zombie Apocalypse party preparations) just seemed a bit empty to me and just more work than fun. I always say this after the big Halloween to-dos, but next year -- pizza from Papa Johns and store bought cookies. None of this homemade crap! Of course, come next October, I'll be planning the baking and whatnot yet again...

 I think what made this Halloween's preparations especially difficult is that canning season never ended. It wasn't until Halloween that we had our garden freeze. So, two days before the party, I was still putting up apple pie filling! More kitchen slaving on top of more kitchen slaving! My hands are raw from all of the dish and hand washing. I want to do more apple pie filling with the remaining apples, but after that...I may...actually...be....done?!!? Pretty exciting, for me anyway.

 On to the next set of holidays. I'm not a huge Christmas person. It's fun and all. I love the lights and the coziness that comes with it, but the consumerism gets old real fast and pretty much ruins it for me. If I had my druthers, I would do away with gifting within the family 'cept for those under 14 or so.

 While I haven't been huge on decorating the past several years, I ran across these Santos figurines and busts in a randomly received catalog from Ballard Designs. (http://www.ballarddesigns.com Specifically http://www.ballarddesigns.com/santos-with-wings/12406 and http://www.ballarddesigns.com/crowned-santos/218775 ). They really speak to me! In a way that hasn't grabbed me in YEARS. I love the simplicity and solemnity on their faces. There's a certain darkness to their primitiveness, too. Ahhhh, good stuff...just thought I'd share. By the way, I found a site that looks to carry very similar articles here: http://http://shop.santoscagedoll.com/ Even more variety. I really love coloring and expression in the bust pictured above, but seeing even more variety is pretty thrilling.
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Monday, October 31, 2011

What is your favorite Halloween costume?

A giant fish bowl costume. It was fab.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

What and whom were your most recent sexual thoughts about?

Oh dang, I hadn't thought of anything in a while, but now that you asked, visions of Jello baths and...me...popped in my head.

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Any major plans for what I call candy day(Oct. 31st)? Parties, passing out candy, or just eating it?

Nothing planned for Halloween day, but hosted a Zombie Apocalypse party last night. Lots of good brains to eat!
Happy Halloween!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lots of Water

I go through a LOT of water when canning/freezing this time of year. Luckily it makes for pretty photos.
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Plumbing

Plums in a jar look a bit creepy prior to processing.
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Cock Block

It’s tricky to get the chickens and roosters to sit still long enough to take a photo. I succeeded once or twice tonight with 100+ pictures getting deleted.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where have you been all of my life?

Hmmm...I don't know. Where have you been during your life?

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's almost October!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What's your favorite app on your mobile phone?

The flashlight! Brilliant and brilliant!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bewitched or I Dream of Genie?

Bewitched. I like witches more than genies. Oh, and the nose wiggle is far more cool than the crossed arm nod/pony tail flip.

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Why has no one told me of this before?!!?

Glow in the dark spray paint? My dreams have been realized. (Ok, I really don't have any purpose for it yet....but did I mention it glows in the dark?!? Pure GID satisfaction.)
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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Addams Family or The Munsters? Why?

Monsters. The characters are more "approachable."

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Friday, September 02, 2011

Yard Art

These are masks I made in high school that I recently dragged out of an old box. On one of our sweet antique out buildings, they make for great yard art, don'tcha think?
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Fat Potato Porn NSFW!

It's fat. It's sexy. It's potato.
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Monday, August 22, 2011

what does labor day mean to you? Is it a day off? BBQ's? Sales at department stores? Or something else?

It means the unofficial end of summer. A sad time, indeed.

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If you had a movie (any genre) to choose that would best describe you and your life? What Movie would that be? ** My Movie would be.... Bed Of Roses!

No one has made a movie like that yet. I suspect it would be a bit too dull to ever hit the silver screen.

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How was the Vegas Bash??

It was a lot of fun, but it seemed a bit long this year. I was there for nine days which seemed like four days too long.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Alta Flowers

The flowers in the mountain town of Alta, Utah are INSANE this year. It's been a cooler than average year which means the bloom is a bit late. Better late and awesome, than never!
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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Leave My Apricots Alone!

 
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Is Minneapolis a nice place to live?

I believe so. I've never lived in Minneapolis proper, but it can't be too different from its neighbor to the east.

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Is there any easy way to go back to the first questions you were asked without just clicking more responses forever?

On my blog, I've tagged most of my Formspring responses...well, at least I have in the past...and will again when I get to it.

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Won't you post more recent swimsuit pics? Oh please, oh please, oh please?

Hmmm...maybe you ought to be my friend on Facebook. Random shots from Vegas include swimsuit shots. Shhhh.

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Had Fun in Vegas!

 
 
 
Promise...I didn't wear that costume all of the time.
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Do you remember any TV shows or cartoons from your childhood that almost no-one else seems to remember? Why did this show/s stick in your mind?

There's a movie that has been stuck in my brain for decades that no one send to remember. "The Five Pennies" with Danny Kaye. I saw it late one night when I was sick as a kid. Haven't seen it since. I remember it being so sweet and sad. Maybe it was the sickness? Been trying to find it ever since. I recently looked it up on Netflix. No go. *pout*

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What era would you like to have lived in, if not now. Assume you would be similar economic and social status to what you are now.

I'm pretty happy with the current era. Regardless of similar economic status, most previous eras were pretty dangerous health wise. I think we tend to romanticise the past when it was often difficult survival.

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wat is your height and your weight?

5'5" and fat!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

A few altered images for you to peruse...

 
 
 
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And because the fox and the bear weren't enough...

There were lots of pretty flowers!
 
 
 
 
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